Apply to Join Our Board of Directors

The YMCA of Greater Saint John is currently seeking strong leaders within our community to become members of our Board of Directors.

The YMCA relies on the time and dedication given by volunteers just like you. Every hour spent volunteering with us translates into more smiles and better health for our children, families and communities.

The affairs of the YMCA of Greater Saint John are managed by the Board of Directors, consisting of 8 to 10 people. Members of the Board of Directors include a diverse mix of backgrounds, skills and experiences appropriate to guide the Board’s strategy and proper governance of the YMCA. The Y is an inclusive organization that believes in the unique difference each individual Board Member brings to the table. We strive to create meaningful spaces and opportunities for diverse perspectives to shape our organization at the leadership level, among staff and volunteers, and across programs environments, to the collective benefit of our participants, donors and community at large.

General Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrate independence, integrity, sound business judgement and leadership skills;
  • Have a reputation for integrity and honesty, the ability to generate public confidence and maintain the confidence of the Y of Greater Saint John’s stakeholders;
  • Have strong communication skills;
  • Have developed relationships with business, community and government leaders;
  • Be financially literate or have the potential to become financially literate to a level appropriate for reading and interpreting financial statements of the Y of Greater Saint John;
  • Have previous Board experience;
  • Have an understanding of business and not for profit organizations;
  • Be prepared to commit to the Y through time, talent and treasure;
  • Work effectively with others and manage conflict constructively;
  • Have sufficient time to fulfill the responsibilities of a Member of the Board of Directors.

Upcoming Opportunities:

  • Engineering and/or Construction | Application deadline: January 15, 2022
  • Government Relations and/or Strategic Planning | Application deadline: January 15, 2022
  • Fundraising | Application deadline: January 15, 2022

For all qualified individuals interested in becoming a member of the YMCA of Greater Saint John Board of Directors, we ask you to complete the following online application. Please provide an updated resume and three references.

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If you have any questions in relation to the application process, please contact Julie Lowery at